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Treasure (from Greek θησαυρος; thesaurus, meaning "a treasure of words", is a cognate) is a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Some jurisdictions legally define what constitutes treasure (such as in the English Treasure Act 1996). A treasure-trove is gold, silver, gems, money, jewellery, etc found hidden under ground or in cellar or attics, etc. ... Look up treasure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the American rapper, see TheSaurus (rapper). ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Treasure Act of 1996 is an Act of Parliament designed to deal with finds of treasure in the United Kingdom. ...


The phrase "blood and treasure" or "lives and treasure" has been used to refer to the human and monetary costs associated with various (usually state-initiated) endeavours such as space exploration or war. The term nation-state, while often used interchangeably with the terms unitary state and independent state, refers properly to the parallel occurence of a state and a nation. ...

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Treasure hunting

Main article: Treasure hunting

Searching for hidden treasure is a common theme in legend and fiction, but real-life treasure hunters exist, and seek lost wealth for a living. Spanish treasure lost from the Spanish treasure fleet consisted of gold, silver, jewels (especially emeralds) and also cocoa, vanilla and brazilwood.[1] Archaeologists are sometimes described as treasure hunters, especially those from the 19th Century, although they themselves rarely wish to be associated with the term. Treasure hunters are often accused by archaeologists of pillaging ancient sites in their quests, destroying valuable information in the process. Illegal sales of antiquities to foreign buyers are also attributed to illicit treasure hunting. Gems may be found by treasure hunters. ... Gems may be found by treasure hunters. ... A treasure fleet is being loaded with riches. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... In archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ...


References

  1. ^ Cynthia Zarin, "Green dreams: A mystery of rare, shipwrecked emeralds", The New Yorker, November 21, 2005, pp. 76–83

For other uses, see New Yorker. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Buried treasure is an important part of the popular beliefs surrounding pirates. ... For the software, see hoard memory allocator. ... A treasure-trove is gold, silver, gems, money, jewellery, etc found hidden under ground or in cellar or attics, etc. ... This article is about the creature in Irish mythology. ... Lost mines are a very popular form of lost treasure legend. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Inductive sensor. ... The Romanian Treasure is a collection of valuable objects that was given to Russia for safekeeping during World War I but was never returned to Romania. ... Confederate Gold refers to the hidden caches of gold lost after the U.S. Civil War. ... Schatzkammer in German translates as Treasury (Chamber/Vault). ... A treasure fleet is being loaded with riches. ... The golden crown of the Åšroda treasure Åšroda treasure (pol. ...

Famous "hidden treasures"

The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... This article is about the Oak Island in Nova Scotia. ... For other uses, see Knights Templar (disambiguation). ... Rennes-le-Château (Rènnas del Castèl in occitan) is a small medieval castle village and a commune in the Aude département, in the Languedoc area in southern France. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Well, there is no such thing as the Beale Treasure. It is a myth ... RMS Republic was a steam-powered ocean liner built in 1903 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and was lost at sea in a collision six years later while sailing for the White Star Line. ... The original Amber Room (Russian Янтарная комната, German: ) in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg was a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. ... The Treasure of the Llanganatis refers to a huge sum of worked gold and other treasures supposedly hidden deep within the Llanganatis mountain range of Ecuador by the Inca general Rumiñahui. ... Entrance to Lost Dutchman State Park The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (also known by many similar names) is reportedly a very rich gold mine hidden in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, Arizona, east of Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. ... Map of modern Romania (right pannel) and location of Sânnicolau Mare (left pannel), ~50km from SW-Arad/NW-Timişoara. ... Byzantine earrings - gold, emeralds, amethysts, pearls - 10th century[1] The Preslav Treasure was found in autumn of 1977 at the vineyard in Castana, 3 km to the north - west of the second Bulgarian capital – Veliki Preslav[2]. The excavations that followed revealed more than 170 golden, silver and bronze objects...

Treasure in film and literature

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. ... The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. ... For other uses, see Treasure Island (disambiguation). ... This article is about the novel. ... For other uses, see Treasure Island (disambiguation). ... The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is John Hustons 1948 black and white adaptation of B. Travens eponymous 1927 novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre , in which two American down-and-outers (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) in 1920s Mexico hook up with an old-timer (Walter... Credits for an episode of Treasure. ... This article is about the film. ... Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an 1984 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. ... Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. ... The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, directed by Richard Donner. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ... This article is about the film. ... One piece redirects here. ...

External links

  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization - Treasures section
  • Treasure Center Treasure and archaeological adventure site. Treasure and archaeological exhibits from around the world, lost treasures, treasure hunting tips, and the latest in fascinating treasure and archaeological news from around the world, updated daily.
  • Treasure recoveries and sunken treasure
  • Discovering history through archaeology and treasure hunting
  • [1]Armchair treasure hunting and treasure lore site.
  • International Treasure Hunting forum. Real people, real treasure

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Treasure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
Treasure is a concentration of riches, often that which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered.
Searching for hidden treasure is a common theme in legend and fiction but real-life treasure hunters exist, and seek lost wealth for a living.
Archaeologists are sometimes described as treasure hunters, especially those from the 19th century, although they themselves rarely wish to be associated with the term.
Treasure Island Location (277 words)
Treasure Island is a 14.5 acre (5.87 Ha.) white coral and sand fringed atoll, surrounded by a protected marine reserve.
Treasure Island was the first marine sanctuary in the Mamanuca's– for this reason, there is an abundance of marine life and coral growth surrounding the island.
Treasure Island is the only Resort in the Mamanuca’s that has a fresh water supply direct from the mainland.
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